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Exchange Rate's Fee Reduced

Grade II winner Exchange Rate, who is standing his first season at Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla., will stand the remainder of this season and next season for $7,500.

War Emblem Has First Breeze Since Belmont

War Emblem breezed an easy three furlongs in :35 4/5 under exercise rider Dana Barnes at Santa Anita Park on Wednesday morning, the first recorded work for The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Our Emblem colt since his June 8 defeat in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

Alternate to Step it up for Susan's Girl

Alternate will try to turn it up a notch when she faces six rivals in the $175,000 Susan's Girl Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile race is the final local prep for the Delaware Oaks (gr. III), which will be contested on July 20.

MJC Attorney: No Deal Made for Sale of Racetracks

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A Maryland Jockey Club attorney told Maryland legislators June 25 that no deal has been made to sell Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course to Magna Entertainment, and that any deal would have to clear major regulatory hurdles.

Bill Diverts Funds for Workers' Comp Insurance

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California horsemen and racetracks could create a workers' compensation insurance fund with purse money diverted from marketing programs as well as their vanning and stabling program under legislation headed for the state Senate.

Trainer-Representation Bill Clears California Committee

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Trainers in California who own horses will occupy three seats on the board of directors of the organization that represents Thoroughbred owners under an agreement hammered out shortly before a state Senate committee hearing on the issue June 25.

Here and There

Arlington and Monmouth offer fans chance to visit the tracks during training hours...NTRA Pick Three this weekend.

Bargain Day Dies at 37

Bargain Day, who was born when Kelso was racing, died the night of June 24 at Marilyn Rose's Van Mar Farm near Galt, Calif.

Admirable Ascot

Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

Full Plate

by Ray Paulick -- The story of TJ's Lucky Moon is a fairy tale -- and one for the little guys.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Out on Top

by Jenine Sahadi -- A top trainer pays tribute to a retiring riding legend.

Imadeed Euthanized

Imadeed, who was involved in a spill at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day, was euthanized on June 20. The 5-year-old mare was owned by Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

Sunday Silence Doing Well After Surgery

Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who temporarily was relieved of stallion duty in May because of phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg, underwent surgery June 23 at Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, and will not resume breeding this year, according to a Japanese source.

Commission to Rule on Appeal of Prozac Suspension

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The Kentucky Racing Commission on June 25 will rule on an appeal of a 150-day suspension by trainer William Deaton concerning a positive test for Prozac in one of his horses at the Turfway Park meet earlier this year.

Kentucky HBPA Probe Ends Amid Accusations

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The board of directors of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has voted to terminate its investigation of monetary transactions between Century Consultants, an organization with close ties to the Kentucky HBPA and Choctaw Racing Services.

Saratoga Purses Could Hit Record Level

New York Racing Association officials have put in place purse increases for the Saratoga racing season that are expected to push the purses to record levels, surpassing an average $600,000 per day.

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